FROM Bruce Schoenfeld
Who Deserves Credit for the Golden State Warriors' Wins? Fans focus on the exploits of athletes, but there's no doubt that professional sports is also big business. Should venture capitalists get some of the credit for a basketball team that's about to make history? Photo: Keith Allison If the Golden State Warriors win their last game of the season on Wednesday night, they'll break a record set by Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls 20 years ago. The team and its star point guard are so much a cultural phenomenon that Stephen Curry's three-year old daughter "has developed a following." That's according to Bruce Schoenfeld in the New York Times magazine .
Human Rights in the era of Donald Trump President Trump’s UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, said today the US might pull out of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council. Serious violators of human rights are members of the Council itself–and a US resignation could make things worse. Later on today’s show, now that he’s into his second term, comedian turned US Senator Al Franken is telling jokes again.
Ex-FBI Director Comey tells his side of the story Today, former FBI Director James Comey came close to calling the President who fired him a liar. The White House denied the claim and called it insulting, but Republican Senators did not challenge Comey’s truthfulness. Many questions remain: did the President try to obstruct a federal investigation? Later, we’ll go behind the “velvet rope” for a look at 5-Star health care for the richest Americans.
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?